I’ve been so busy and uninspired when it comes to blogging these days. It doesn’t help that I’ve discovered 30 Rock and any free time is spent watching that. I have loads I want to talk about but when I sit down to do it, my mind goes blank. Forgive me!
Two weeks ago I woke with an unbelievable craving for scones. Brown scones specifically. I used to eat one everyday when on work placement and nothing beats a warm scone that slightly melts butter!
Scones (White and Brown)
Makes 9-12 (depending on size)
225g Self Raising Flour (For brown scones, use 125g Self Raising Flour and 125g Coarse Wholemeal)
150ml or so milk
25g Caster Sugar
1 egg, beaten
1. Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas 8. Sieve flour and salt into mixing bowl and stir in caster sugar.
2. Rub in butter.
3. Add enough milk to make a soft dough. Turn onto floured surface and knead to remove any cracks.
4. Roll out lightly to a thickness of 1 inch. Cut scones with a cutter dipped in flour.
5. Place on a floured baking tray and brush the scones with the beaten egg.
6. Bake for approximately 10 minutes and allow to cool slightly on a wire rack.
Tea and scones, how very Irish! Except, if I may quietly confess…… I’ve never had a cup of tea before.